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Ion Digital-Conversion Turntables

$60 for an Ion Digital-Conversion Turntable (Up to $99.99 List Price). Free Shipping.

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Questions and Answers 19 questions

Q:

what is the needle made from?

Joanie J.  asked on  Oct 4, 2012

A:

Hi Joanie. I'm afraid you would need to contact the manufacturer or check online for more specific information on the needle itself.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Oct 5, 2012

Q:

Do both options convert LP's? Can you play albums for listening? If I dont have an MP3 can I convert the LP's and tapes to a mac computer?

Diana C.  asked on  Oct 4, 2012

A:

Both models can convert LPs, and you can just use them for listening if you don't want to save the tracks to a computer. They do not have an internal speaker, however. So you will need a stereo or PC to which to connect it for listening. The pro model also has an aux input for another device.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Oct 5, 2012

Q:

what are the model numbers so I can look them up? Thanks...

Judy S.  asked on  Oct 4, 2012

A:

Hi Judy. These are simply called the Ion Audio Profile LP and Profile Pro.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Oct 4, 2012

Q:

So, I can play my old LP's and the output will be to my computer through what type of cable? And it comes in as MP3 files (without "pop" & "hiss?"). Or I can hook up a cassette player and play old cassettes through the turntable and once again send MP3 files to my computer using a 1/8-inch output from the headphone jack on the cassette player to the aux input on the Pro, right?

Kurt M.  asked on  Oct 4, 2012

A:

Hi Kurt, it would connect to your computer via a USB cable. With the Pro, you could connect a tape player via the aux input as you mentioned. The trademark LP pop and hiss may be present, as there's no way to eliminate that completely, but the included software has features to minimize those if desired.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Oct 4, 2012

Q:

do all of the scratches and static from my old albums convert onto the MP3 digital file? I assume yes, but please confirm.

JULIE W.  asked on  Oct 3, 2012

A:

Yes, however the software has features to minimize those.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Oct 4, 2012

Q:

Hi. Does the software allow you to seperate the tracks individually? Or does it record the album as a single track? Same for cassettes? Thanks.

R L.  asked on  Oct 4, 2012

A:

The software does have the feature for automatic splitting based on silence, but there is a chance you may need to do so manually via the software for some tracks.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Oct 4, 2012

Q:

is this battery operated?

lisa s.  asked on  Oct 3, 2012

A:

Hi Lisa. No, you would need to connect it to a power outlet.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Oct 3, 2012

Q:

Who is the manufacturer of the turntables?

Lyman A.  asked on  Oct 3, 2012

A:

The tables are Ion Audio products.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Oct 3, 2012

Q:

After reading the answers to the questions about the differences between the LP and the Pro, I'm still a bit confused. It sounds like the Pro is the exact same as the LP but with the additional features of having the 1/8" aux input. If that's the case, why would the list price of the LP ($100) be *more* than the list price of the Pro ($80)?

Jim B.  asked on  Oct 3, 2012

A:

Hi Jim. Both have the same feature set except for the aux input port. Unfortunately I can't speak to the reasoning for the manufacturer's list pricing, other than that both are accurately listed per the manufacturer's pricing. If you think you might use the aux input, the pro might suit your needs better. I'd suggest visiting the manufacturer's web site if you would like more details and manuals for both.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Oct 3, 2012

Q:

I don't have an MP3 player, so how can I copy my LP's onto cd? As a baby boomer, I'm not real technically savvy.

Paul D.  asked on  Oct 3, 2012

A:

Hi Paul, you would connect the turntable to a PC's USB port via the included cable. With the included software, you could to record it to your PC as mp3 files. You could then burn those to a CD on your computer.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Oct 3, 2012

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